COVID-19 cases in Ottawa: OPH reports 55 new cases on Sunday

Ottawa Public Health reports an additional 55 COVID-19 cases in Ottawa, the highest daily number of cases since Oct. 10, when the daily snapshot included 58 cases.

To date, OPH has recorded 31,661 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city since the start of the pandemic. No new deaths were reported on Sunday, leaving the city’s pandemic death toll at 614 residents.

The number of people with known active cases rose on Saturday after a slight drop and there is one more person in hospital with COVID-19.

Ottawa’s seven-day moving average is 38.6, down from 41.6 a week ago but up from 30.7 four weeks ago.

Across the province, health officials confirmed a further 741 cases of COVID-19, marking a fourth day in a row with more than 700 daily cases. Three more Ontarians have died as a result of COVID-19 and 590 previously reported cases are now considered resolved.

The county added 48 cases to the total for Ottawa on Sunday, which is 23 cases behind OPH’s reporting. Figures from OPH often differ from those from Public Health Ontario because the two health agencies retrieve data for their respective daily snapshot reports at different times of the day.


Ottawa Public Health Data:

  • COVID-19 cases per 100,000 (November 13 to November 19): 26.0 (down from 28.4)

  • Positivity rate in Ottawa (November 12 to November 18): 2.1 percent (versus 2.0)

  • Reproduction number (seven-day average): 0.93 (less than 0.96)

Reproduction values ​​greater than 1 indicate that the virus is spreading and that each case infects more than one contact. If it is less than 1, it means that the spread is slowing down.


Of the 741 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ontario on Sunday, 350 are in people who have not been vaccinated, 20 in people who have been partially vaccinated and 331 in people who have been fully vaccinated. The vaccination status of the other 40 positively tested persons is unknown.

When the numbers are broken down by population, the infection rate is 10.98 cases for every 100,000 unvaccinated people, compared to 2.98 cases for every 100,000 fully vaccinated people and 4.51 cases per 100,000 people who have been partially vaccinated. Nearly 11.2 million Ontarians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 397,155 people have just one dose, according to provincial figures.

Locally, Ottawa Public Health reports a five-week rate of 252.3 COVID-19 cases for every 100,000 unvaccinated people in the city, compared with 59 cases for every 100,000 fully vaccinated people in the period from Oct. 9 to Nov. 12.

As of November 19, more than 809,000 residents of Ottawa are considered fully vaccinated.


Ottawa Public Health updates vaccine numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Starting Friday:

  • Ottawa residents with 1 dose (12+): 838,253

  • Ottawa residents with 2 doses (12+): 809,372

  • Proportion of Population Age 12 and Over on At Least One Dose: 91 percent

  • Share of population aged 12 years and older fully vaccinated: 88 percent

*Statistics on Ottawa residents at one or two doses include everyone with an Ottawa zip code who has been vaccinated anywhere in Ontario.


There are 368 active cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Sunday, up from 356 on Saturday.

Ottawa Public Health reported 43 more newly resolved cases of COVID-19. The total number of resolved coronavirus cases in Ottawa is 30,679.

The number of active cases is the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 minus the number of resolved cases and deaths. A case is considered resolved 14 days after the known onset of symptoms or a positive test result.


There are 17 people in hospitals in the Ottawa area with COVID-19-related illnesses on Sunday, up from 16 on Saturday.

There are three patients with COVID-19 in the ICU, compared to two.

Age categories of people in hospital:

  • 0-9: 0

  • 10-19: 0

  • 20-29: 0

  • 30-39: 0

  • 40-49: 1 (1 on IC)

  • 50-59: 1

  • 60-69: 3

  • 70-79: 4 (1 on IC)

  • 80-89: 4 (1 on IC)

  • 90+: 4

(Ottawa Public Health is now reporting people hospitalized with an “active” infection)


  • 0-9 years old: 14 new cases (3,029 in total)

  • 10-19 years old: 11 new cases (4,231 in total)

  • 20-29 years old: five new cases (7,031 in total)

  • 30-39 years old: four new cases (4,843 in total)

  • 40-49 years old: six new cases (4,147 in total)

  • 50-59 years old: seven new cases (3,616 in total)

  • 60-69 years old: five new cases (2137 in total)

  • 70-79 years old: two new cases (1,176 in total)

  • 80-89 years old: one new case (898 in total)

  • 90+ years old: zero new cases (550 cases in total)

  • Unknown: Zero new cases (3 cases in total)


Ottawa Public Health Data:

  • Total alpha (B.1.1.7) cases: 6,850

  • Total Beta Cases (B.1.351): 513

  • Total gamma (P.1) cases: 55

  • Total Delta (B.1.617.2) cases: 1.044

  • Total variants of care/mutation cases: 12,132

  • Deaths linked to variants/mutations: 119

*OPH notes that VOC and mutation trends should be treated with caution due to the varying time required to complete VOC testing and/or genomic analysis after the initial positive test for SARS-CoV-2. Test results may be completed in batches and data corrections or updates may result in case count changes that may differ from previous reports.


  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit: 27 new cases

  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health: 13 New Cases

  • Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health: 21 New Cases

  • Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit: Three New Cases

  • Renfrew County and District Health Unit: Nine New Cases


Ottawa Public Health reports COVID-19 outbreaks at institutions and community outbreaks in Ottawa.

Community Outbreaks:

  • Workplace – Services: One Outbreak

Schools and childcare currently experiencing outbreaks: (seven primary schools, one secondary school)

  1. Marie-Curie Public Primary School (November 5)

  2. Holy Family Primary School (November 7)

  3. Assumption Catholic primary school (Nov 8)

  4. Primary School Our Lady of Fatima (9 Nov.)

  5. Catholic primary school La Vérendrye (10 Nov.) NEW ONES

  6. Catholic Primary School Sainte-Bernadette (11 November)

  7. Sir Winston Churchill Public School (November 13)

  8. Stittsville Public School (November 13)

  9. Westwind Public School (November 15)

  10. Academy Providence Sisters Antonines (November 16) NEW ONES

  11. Hilson Avenue Public School (November 16)

  12. Holy Ghost Elementary School (November 16)

  13. Francojeunesse Public Primary School (November 17)

  14. A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School (November 18)

  15. Fern Hill School (November 19) NEW ONES

  16. St. Rita Primary School (November 20) NEW ONES

Healthcare and community facilities experiencing outbreaks:

  1. The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus – A2 Unit (October 26)

  2. Lodging (Oct 26)

  3. The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus – A4/A5/B5/AMA/Medicine Units (October 28)

  4. The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus – A3 Unit (October 29)

  5. Supported Independent Living (A-24018) (Nov 2)

  6. Portobello Retirement Residence (November 3)

  7. The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus – Unit A1 (Nov 4)

  8. The Ottawa Hospital General Campus – 8 West (November 8)

  9. Ottawa Hospital General Campus – 6 West (November 10)

  10. Room house (Nov 12)

  11. Chapel Hill Retirement Residence – 3rd Floor (November 13)

  12. St. Patrick’s Home – Waterford Unit, Floor 5 (November 17)

  13. The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus – Unit B2 (November 19)


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